Sixers Hold On To Beat Heat, 114-110… In Basketball

  • Rick Chandler

Let it be known, MCW is trending on Twitter, and the Philadelphia 76ers are 1-0 after a home victory over the Miami Heat, 114-110. And I guess @AndyGlockner said it best when we gave him the word:

The 76ers went on a Through-The-Looking-Glass 19-0 run to start the game, then led 23-2 and 36-14, before Will Smith used his flashy-thingy from “Men In Black” and the Heat trailed by only 2 at halftime. Miami actually led by as many as 6 in the third quarter, but led by rookie Michael Carter-Williams (22 points) and Spencer Hawes (24 points and game-winning 3 late in the fourth quarter), Philly toughed it out at the end. It also helped that LeBron James (25 points) missed a late shot and had a key late turnover. Evan Turner had 26 points, including a dunk over LeBron to make it 6-0. My, my, my.

The Heat were playing their second game in as many nights, Dwyane Wade sat out to rest his knee, and … oh hell, as Bill Murray said in “Meatballs”, “It just doesn’t matter!” I picked the 76ers to have the worst record in the NBA this season, and they just beat Miami. That’s on me, Philadelphia. I’ll own it.

Here’s that 19-0 run in glorious video form. The Sixers still may have an awful season overall, who knows? But they’ll always have this.